VOICES AND VOTES: Raymond Banks to discuss ‘Fashion Politics’ at Catfish Row Museum – The Vicksburg Post
, 2022-12-08 17:44:19,
VOICES AND VOTES: Raymond Banks to discuss ‘Fashion Politics’ at Catfish Row Museum
Published 11:43 am Thursday, December 8, 2022
By Jim Beaugez | Guest Contributor
Politics and clothing styles intertwine throughout American history, from the zoot suits worn by marginalized Latinos in 1940s Los Angeles to U.S. senator-elect John Fetterman, whose habit of wearing sweatshirts and workwear instead of suits identifies him with the working class.
None of it is an accident, according to fashion designer and Vicksburg native Raymond Banks.
“Fashion is a silent protest,” he said. “You can wear something and it speaks a lot of words without ever verbally speaking.”
Banks will discuss the area where fashion and politics intersect during a talk at Catfish Row Museum on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., as part of the Smithsonian’s Voices and Votes exhibition, which will be on display at the museum through January.
Banks, creator of the Hoodvenchy clothing brand, has been keenly tuned into fashion since he was a child. When his parents “dressed to the nines,” as he says, it was an extension of a…
To read the original article from news.google.com, Click here